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INTEGRATED PROCESSES FOR CONVERSION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS TO BIOPRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS RELATED THERETO

United States Patent Application

20140227757
A1
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An integrated biological process for cellulosic bioproduct production is provided, which, in one embodiment, results in high ethanol productivity, enzyme recycling and reuse of yeast cells. The integrated process can be an integrated separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) process or an integrated fast simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (FSSCF) process. The methods described herein can result in high bioproduct productivity through enzyme recycling and reuse of yeast cells.
Jin, Mingjie (Lansing, MI), Balan, Venkatesh (East Lansing, MI), Dale, Bruce E. (Mason, MI)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing MI)
14/ 251,921
April 14, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FCO2-07ER64494 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.